Myth of Fertility-Demeter Notes

Myth of Fertility-Demeter Notes - MythofFertility 1 Demeter...

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Myth of Fertility 1. Demeter a. Goddess of the grain, and agriculture b. Her daughter is Persephone, also called Kore c. Homeric Hymn to Demeter: c.i. Persephone is picking flowers in a meadow; lured by her youthful  beauty, Hades bursts from the ground and abducts her as she  screams and cries c.ii. She is screaming out the name of her mother, but no one listens c.iii. Demeter, devastated, starts searching for her daughter c.iv. Helius reveals to her that Hades has carried Persephone away.  Enraged, Demeter takes the form of an old woman and wanders  the Earth c.v. She arrives at Eleusis and receives hospitable welcome by  Celeus, the king of Eleusis, and his wife, Metaneira c.vi. Demeter becomes a nanny to their son, Demophoon. The child  grew miraculously because Demeter burned his mortal spirit away in the family’s Hearth. She was unable to finish the ritual because  Metaneira interrupted her. c.vii. Demeter reveals her true identity and asks that a temple be built  and that rites be established in her, she later leaves Eleusis and  continues er journey in search of Persephone d.
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